Saturday, August 20, 2016

Steve N. Lee Presents Kill Switch - Added to 2016 Personal Favorites!


She had once been a normal woman living her life like the rest of us, having some troubles along the way, but still moving forward each day. But then it had happened.
And nothing was ever, ever the same...even ten years later.
But she had used those ten years to make her the woman she now was. Now she knew what to do with that gun that she'd once cowered to use. But that was just the start. Her body was now totally prepared--she could and would take on anybody that tried to hurt innocents, like she'd once been hurt.

And she was prepared to do anything she had to do to work her way back home...and finish it...
Until then, she'd help help those who faced danger wherever and  whenever she could...
This time, it was a woman, hoping to find her kidnapped daughter before she died...

Like playing Russian roulette in slow motion, waiting for death tortured Catalina. Even though she had accepted the end was coming, she could still do nothing but wait for it to creep up and surprise her one day. Her mom joked it was God’s worst ever practical joke. Cat wished she could be so lighthearted about it too. To shield herself from the rain, Cat held her tourist map of Krakow over her head as she scurried across the cobbled square dotted with bedraggled pedestrians. Town Hall Tower loomed over her. 
Yesterday in the sun, the two-hundred-foot Gothic structure had looked majestic with its arched windows, stone lions guarding its entrance, and warm, cream-colored stone contrasted with red brick. Reminding her of home, the architecture had given her a welcome glow. Today, with storm clouds sitting on its spire, the shadowy tower oozed foreboding. And that made her ache for home so much it hurt.
 Except, after what she’d done, there was no place she could call home. Her rain-drenched canvas shoes squelching, Cat tramped down yet another narrow street of dull red, blue and gray medieval buildings. Four days ago, she’d had a home, a career, a future. Then they’d traveled here and become all but destitute. Hell, she hated this city for what it had done to her and her mom.
Goddamnit, she couldn’t think like that. She had to stay strong. After all, she wasn’t the one dying. Though that would make it a million times easier. No, it was her mom – the only person in the world who ‘got’ her.
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Kill Switch:
Angel of Darkness Series
By Steve N. Lee


This book has been compared by many of those who have read the book, as shown in the book trailer, but when I started
reading, I knew immediately who I would have chosen to play the main female character part--Geena Davis. Specifically, her role in my very favorite movie since it first came out...The Long Kiss Goodnight...


Of course, the story is quite different, but the female character was seen as two different women... One who had changed after she had faced a traumatic experience.

The end result? Tess Williams was now prepared to kill, whenever...










 
Tess Williams is the female action hero of the Angel of Darkness Series...This is my first book in this action thriller where revenge and vigilante justice takes care of business...bad business... I love this character~

We are in Krakow where a young girl is looking for work... she looks bedraggled and after one look, most everybody turns away from her...

But it's not her fault. She and her mother stopped here on their way to see a doctor in England--hoping to find somebody who will find a cure for what is causing her mother's slow death... But then they were robbed of everything!

At the counter, she spoke Polish to a middle-aged woman with a strawberry-shaped nose. “Hi, do you have any work, please? I, er, I’m willing to do anything.”
“Yes,” said the woman.
Cat gasped. “Yes?” But then the woman spouted more Polish at her. Cat caught a couple of words she understood, but they meant nothing out of context. She gawked wide-eyed. A bead of sweat trickled from Cat’s temple. She looked at the nearby customers, hoping someone might somehow come to her rescue. A girl chewed gum, staring at her phone; an old lady rooted in her pink purse; a handsome man in a suit caught her eye but looked away.
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She had about given up when she stopped in a small cafe and carefully spoke in Polish asking for work. She was thrilled when the woman said yes, but then she went on talking and Cat didn't know enough of the language to keep up. Finally, the woman turned away from her and Cat was forced once again to drag herself out the door...

That was the last place she visited, asking for work...


Tess had stopped in a bar to have a quiet drink. That didn't seem to be possible for her because she could see that a small group of Polish men with motorcycle jackets were beginning to harass a young couple--a female Polish girl and an American boy... and then followed them when they left... to continue the harassment, wanting to know why the American boy came here for Polish girls... and then they went after the boy...


Tess sprang from the darkness. She hammered a kick into the back of Motorcycle Jacket’s knee. As he slumped backwards, she ripped him back by his hair and slammed the side of her fist down onto his collarbone, eliciting a satisfying crunch. Motorcycle Jacket shrieked and clutched his broken bone with his left hand while his right arm hung useless at his side. Frozen, the tall guy who’d been standing next to him stared wide-eyed. Tess was never one to turn down a golden opportunity – she whipped out another kick. Her shin bit into his thigh, deadening the nerve, which took away his mobility to keep him an easy target. She crashed in a flurry of punches ending with a massive right hook. Two of the guy’s teeth hit the asphalt path a fraction of a second before he did. The guy in the hoodie ran at her, while his friend, a pudgy guy, hung back. Tess waited for Hoodie. There was little point expending energy going to him when he was coming to her. He heaved his right hand back and flung a giant of a haymaker at her. Hoodie telegraphed his attack so clearly, Tess could have dealt with it blindfolded. His fist thundered at her. Confronted by explosive violence, the average person backed away, threw their arms up, or cowered to hide. And that was why the average person got the crap beaten out of them on the street. Tess did not back away. Did not shield herself. Did not cower. Instead, she moved closer to the danger. She guided the punch harmlessly past with her left forearm while grabbing him around the back with her other hand. She spun around. Bent forward. Flipped him over her hip. Splattered him into the sidewalk. Still holding his arm, Tess immobilized it in a figure-four armlock, then levered it that little bit further, bending what should never bend. Hoodie cried out as his elbow cracked loudly. Tess glared at the pudgy guy, the last of the four targets standing. Backing off, he held up his open hands and spouted Polish. Tess couldn’t understand a word, but she understood the waver in his voice. She took two bounds toward him, then stopped and watched him hightail it into the blackness. She turned and glared at the three men she’d put on the ground. Warily, they each clambered to their feet, cradling their injuries. Without saying a word, she strolled towards them. They backed away. Not one able to fight. With a nod of her head Tess motioned toward the archway back to the Old Town. As quickly as they could, they lurched away, regularly glancing back to check where she was. No, Tess hadn’t been looking for trouble tonight. However, she hadn’t exactly gone out of her way to avoid it. And it wasn’t like she’d killed anyone. A few months of hospital treatment and they’d all be fine. Meanwhile, the streets would be a little safer. Plus, now that these goons knew what could be lurking in the shadows watching them, hunting innocent people for kicks might lose some of its appeal.
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Tess was moving on after that little diversion, but she had been seen... Tess knew somebody was watching, but since nobody was coming out, she went on to where she'd been headed: Auschwitz... After going through everything, she was headed out when an older, limping woman came toward her. She asked Tess the direction to the gas chambers...

And that is when she met Catalina's mother, Elena Petresku, who asked her to help find her daughter...before she died...

Kill Switch was named because of Tess' ability to switch into her killing mode. She had talked with the old lady, who had asked so many questions that Tess might have felt like she was being interviewed...Actually, she was...Tess had been helpful and spent time with the older woman and agreed to help her. They even, to a great extent, had become friends, each helping in whatever way she could in the search to find Cat, no matter what...

Be prepared for lots of dangerous action scenes and meeting the scum who prey on the innocent... And, remember, Tess had once been innocent. And now she was prepared to kill to find her. Are you prepared to read an extremely believable story on Human Trafficking? If you care about those who are innocent and are swept away into the dark...read this book! Start talking about what is being done to young boys and girls all around the world. I find when this topic is primary in the book, I find no other way to solve this problem...Revenge and Vigilantism may come to be what happens when the officials seem not to be able to stop these criminals... 

I'm Tess and spreading the word...Know what is happening and start demanding action... Read this book... I am the Angel of Darkness...



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Steve N. Lee




Steve N. Lee lives in the north of England. He loves travel, seeking out new cultures and new experiences, and questioning why things are the way they are, yet he's never more at home, or happier, than when he's having a laugh with friends over a beer, or walking Yorkshire's wondrous countryside with his partner, Ania.

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His love of travel has taken Steve to nearly 50 countries across five continents – one reason why his writing is so rich and his characters are so fascinating. He speaks enough of 10 languages to get by, practices martial arts, enjoys scuba diving, and loves bacon sandwiches, though as he doesn't like soggy bread, he tries to keep these pastimes separate.

Steve's Angel of Darkness Series is proving a ‘must-read’ for thriller lovers, with Kill Switch having topped the Amazon best seller charts in multiple categories in the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia. Blending white knuckle action with an intense emotional roller coaster ride for its heroine, each book sticks you right in the middle of a pulse-pounding story and forces you to fight your way out alongside Tess, the killing-machine-with-a-heart.

If you love action and darkly flawed heroes, you'll love this series. Steve wrote it for readers just for you!

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